Mixed media on canvas – 2003. This painting makes reference to the Manipura Chakra which is located in the solar plexus and is linked to personal power and self-awareness.
Here is a beautifully composed work which shows the Mother Mary holding Christ within the mandorla (almond shaped) space. Or is it the Lord of the Dance, Natraj? In Caroline Jariwala’s work, Hindu and Christian religious symbolism entwines to create a fusion of spiritual worlds. This work speaks of motherly protection as well as an acceptance of a child’s freedom.